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  1. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Ground turkey was on sale fer 1.25 pound, that be some cheap eatin. 12 pints 3 lbs browned ground turkey(seasoned how yall like) devided amongst the jars 1/3 ta 1/2 cup soup vegies per pint 1 tsp chicken boullion powder per pint 1/2 tsp greek seasonin per pint 1/2 tsp season all per pint water...
  2. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I am new to canning and was hoping to figure this out. I need y'alls brain power, please. I recently canned some spaghetti sauce with crushed fresh garlic about a month ago. I did not use the whole amount as I have read before that garlic can overpower things when sitting for awhile. Used a...
  3. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I have a few questions for the people who are very active in home canning and home gardening: 1.) How much money are you saving by doing this? 2.) If you had more time on your hands than opportunities to earn money (say you're retired, for instance) could you save even more money? 3.) Is...
  4. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I'm doing a duel experiment today. I make a very spicy tomato dish. I start with sauteing some onions and green peppers. Then I add a jar of store bought spaghetti sauce and loads of hot peppers like halberno, jalapeno, frying peppers, green and red peppers. I usually sear some sort of pork on...
  5. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Hello! I am fairly new on the forum (been leaving comments here and there etc.) but I have a question that hopefully you guys can help me out with. I cant to start to get into canning so I can food for prep. How long do they last? What all can I safely can? What do I need to start canning? Any...
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    i just got through with collards and pecans last nite. today is chicken and venison. got to clean out freezer to get ready for fruits and veggies. what about you?
  7. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Holy cow, Biggest stock pot we own, what was left of the turkey, slow boil for three days. Broth strained and the bones separated from the meat. Each qt jar got heaping 1/3 cup of meat, 2 cups of mixed vegetables, and filled with broth. Ended up with 26 qts of soup and another 4 qts of just...
  8. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Just wondering if there was recipe for canning cantalope, or if it can be done at all?
  9. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I already canned 14 qt.s of tomatoes I grew,but today I bought 25lb.s for $15 to can.Also 1/2 bushel peaches. Wha kind of veggys can I put n with toms that take same amount of time to can?
  10. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Anyone here ever can frozen veggys? My friend says she buys froze corn when its on sale and cans it. Any reason why this is not a good idea?
  11. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Of all the dumb luck. We have a new roomie (long story, my girls daughters boyfriend, ok, that wasnt so long) and he has a pressure cooker! We have jars but no lids, so I have to get some but I need some advice. I'll figure out how to use it, but my questions are: What should I can first as an...
  12. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    The 2011 canning season has begun :) I started today, with strawberries. The strawberries are finally in, despite the cool, wet conditions here. The UPick strawberry farm run by a friend of mine is on high ground, and due to the moisture and a few days of relentless sunshine, the crop is...
  13. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Hello all, Does anyone know of, or have experience with canning non-food items for preparation? Are there any standard supplies that would see a significant storage-life increase by pressure canning them? Slowing down aging, bugs, mold, and mildew is my line of thinking. I don't think most...
  14. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    how many of you leave the rings on your canning jars or do most of you remove them?
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    Saturday our local grocery had a huge fresh produce sale. All USA grown foods from south GA. and north FL. I bought a bushel of snap beans grown in south GA for $19. Canned them up last night and had 45 pints. Can't always be sure how the garden will produce but at least I have a head start.
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    Hey everyone.....I dont know how much of a deal I got but I picked up 10 lbs of carrots a couple days ago.....I followed the instructions in the Ball Blue Book and here are the results.
  17. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Hey folks, I caught taters on sale for $0.88 for 5 lbs at the store yesterday. Here is my attempt. Do they at least look ok?
  18. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Hey everyone, how does it look? I did 10 pints. So all total 6 1/2 qts chicken and 10 pints beef.
  19. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    Hello folks. I just finished doing 6 and 1/2 quarts of chicken thighs. All I did was rinse with cold water, trim as much fat off as possible, cold packed and pressure canned for 90 min @ 11ponds pressure....actually it was closer to 12. I wanted to share how they looked once again, and I have to...
  20. General Food and Foraging Discussion
    I love my breakfast and the one thing I would miss is sausage. I have canned deer and beef but never tried a pre-cooked meat. Has anybody taken a link type sausage like Hormel brown & serve links and canned them?
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